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The Living Rainforest

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Good enough.

A relatively small attraction, I think overall it's probably best enjoyed little and often with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Nice place, but quite tired

We visited with a toddler, and unfortunately I think he was a little young, so there wasn't a lot... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the other reviews I was a tad sceptical however, this is an amazing place! It’s well worth going on the free guided tour as the information gives so much clarity and expertise. The zoo keepers, often volunteers, obviously care deeply for these animals,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A relatively small attraction, I think overall it's probably best enjoyed little and often with small children, not necessarily as a one off day attraction. The rainforest attraction was pretty good, enough little animals to keep small children happy. We had a buggy which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this place by accident and decided to pop in mainly to get something to eat as they said access to the cafe was free. What a mistake. I thought the place was some kind of eco friendly project, but the food is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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R W, Operations Manager at The Living Rainforest, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to The Living Rainforest. As you mentioned entrance to the Living Rainforest is via an annual pass that allows for unlimited visits over a 12 month period. We have found that many of our visitors...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My grown up daughter and I decided to use our ticket again before it runs out in the new year. We were surprised and grateful that we were offered a guided tour for no extra cost. ....and we were the only 2 people in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We visited with a toddler, and unfortunately I think he was a little young, so there wasn't a lot to hold his attention for any length of time. I was a little disappointed, a lot of the areas looked quite tired and in need of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

A fantastic day out, surrounded by steamy jungle and with many of the birds and the sloth (although after three visits, we are beginning to think it doesn't exist) free to roam around you. Great for all the family and a pith helmet is not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dam B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I wanted to love this place but found it run more for the staff than its customers. Felt a bit unwelcome to be honest and it struggles when its busy with schoolchildren. You can't get to see things. Café was tired and dreary.. Worthy enough...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rinty186363
Reviewed 23 October 2018

A lovely day out with my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, she loved the time we spent there and the different birds and animals, hadn't been for 7 years and felt it needed a some updating particularly the cafeteria which I didn't really feel offered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VJR285
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Yes its some what small and a little dated but a day out is what you make it. We went round four times rushing to see certain parts again and again with play breaks outside as its obviously hot in there. So much to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nynaevee
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times this year and it’s great for first timers as it is an amazing experience you have never had . When you been there the second time it’s nice to mabe see things you might of not noticed on the first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 July 2018|
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Response from R W | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have Salmon Pink Bird Eating Spider (This is naturally within a contained space) within our Amazonica Glasshouse
26 May 2018|
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Response from R W | Property representative |
Hi, The Living Rainforest near Newbury in Berkshire is an educational charity as well as a popular ecological visitor attraction. It welcomes over 75,000 visitors a year and is home to 700 species of plants and animals. The... More
Liz A
18 September 2017|
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Response from R W | Property representative |
Hi, The Living Rainforest is open 7 days a week - During the school term period it can get quite busy between 10.30 - 2.00pm with school trips. On school holidays and weekends we offer a wider range of activities and free... More